Long-time readers are familiar with the German banker Thilo Sarrazin, who caused such a huge controversy back in 2010 by writing a book (Deutschland schafft sich ab or “Germany abolishes itself”) about the destruction of the German nation by Multiculturalism, and especially by Muslim immigration. Mr. Sarrazin was denounced, vilified, labeled a “Nazi”, and eventually forced to resign from his job as a board member of the Bundesbank. Although the political class disavowed him totally, opinion polls showed that the vast majority of ordinary Germans agreed with him, and his book sold very well.
Last Saturday Trykkefrihedsselskabet (the Danish Free Press Society) presented an award to Thilo Sarrazin in Copenhagen for his courageous stance. Many thanks to Henrik Ræder Clausen for the footage, and to Vlad Tepes for uploading this excerpt from Mr. Sarrazin’s speech, in which he gives a brief explanation (in English) of the Thirteen Points of Political Correctness:
Steen has a report on the event (in Danish), including extensive photographs and the full video.
Previous posts about Thilo Sarrazin:
|2010||Aug||31||Crossing the Red Line|
|Sep||2||Sweeping Problems Under the Rug|
|2||The Bundesbank Gives Sarrazin the Boot|
|2||Strangers in Our Own Country|